Oil removal from aqueous state by natural fibrous sorbent: An overview

Wahi, Rafeah and Chuah, Luqman Abdullah and Choong, Thomas Shean Yaw and Ngaini, Zainab and Nourouzi, Mohsen Mobarekeh (2013) Oil removal from aqueous state by natural fibrous sorbent: An overview. Separation and Purification Technology, 113. pp. 51-63.

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Abstract

The threat of oil pollution increases with the expansion of oil exploration and production activities, as well as the industrial growth around the world. The study on the treatment of oily wastewater is a critical issue to the environmental protection as oil caused problems to the wastewater treatment facilities. Although oil particles can efficiently be removed by advanced technologies, the treatments are usually expensive and difficult to maintain. Adsorption and coalescence filtration are promising choice of treatment for its simplicity, effectiveness, and feasibility when appropriate sorbent is used. This review discusses the recent papers on the use of natural fibrous sorbent for removal of oil from wastewater, and its current development. With their excellent oil removal properties, environmental friendliness, easy availability, and feasibility, natural fibrous sorbents are an attractive alternative for oily wastewater treatment.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oily wastewater; Natural fibre; Adsorption; Coalescence, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Wahi
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 01:37
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 01:33
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10861

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